Is your library website obsolete? Renovate and remodel it

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    This paper contains an overview of the creation of Macquarie University Library's portal including the formation of portlets explicitly based on individual course requirements. The focus of this paper is on the collaborative process by which academic staff, librarians and information technology specialists were able to create and deliver content for the Library portal. We argue that a web presence composed of portlets is a user-focused method for delivering dynamic content on demand and as such is far superior in a learning environment as it provides a merged, cohesive and comprehensive delivery mechanism for tailored content. In addition a portlet structure enables the Library to be proactive about the provision of content while providing a systematic information management and content architecture to ensure that consistency, reusability and quality of web-based content can be maintained. This portlet framework is a complete solution for both the problem of information delivery and the problem of information management.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the EDUCAUSE in Australasia conference, Auckland 2005
    Place of PublicationAuckland, New Zealand
    PublisherUniversity of Auckland, Centre for Continuing Education,
    ISBN (Print)0868691089
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventEDUCAUSE Australasia 2005 : the next wave of collaboration - Auckland, New Zealand
    Duration: 5 Apr 20058 Apr 2005


    ConferenceEDUCAUSE Australasia 2005 : the next wave of collaboration
    CityAuckland, New Zealand


    • library websites


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